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Cherax holthuisi

Cherax holthuisi
Apricot Crayfish
The Orange Coral crayfish is fairly new to the hobby and is viewed as different from other crayfish in terms of coloration, the size of the eyes, the shape of the rostrum and the shape of the chelae. This type of species is exciting not only because of its colorful appearance but also because it is plant friendly. A hobbyist's best friend when it comes to a planted tank. The color of this crayfish ranges from orange to yellowish. Their diet consists of phytoplankton, dead leaves, frozen food and fish flakes.
In the wild, Cherax holthuisi has only been recorded from Aitinjo Lake on the Bird's Head Peninsula at the western end of New Guinea, in the Indonesian province of West Papua. The lake is 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) long and up to 350 metres (1,150 ft) wide, and is surrounded by steep mountains.